faction leader, Ali Mahdi Mohamed, has arrived in Djibouti
to take part in the national reconciliation conference which
is due to start tomorrow Tuesday.
he is the only principal warlord expected to attend. Other
faction leaders have rejected the peace plan put forward by
Djibouti, which envisages a transitional government to run
Somalia for two years.
leaders, civil rights activists, politicians and armed groups
are due to attend the conference, at a village Arta thirty
kilometres south of Djibouti.
president of the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland, Abdurahman
Ahmed Ali, is also in Djibouti, although the authorities in
Somaliland have rejected the Djiboutian initiative.
Tries for Peace by Isolating the Warlords